Whitlock Avenue (6)

Whitlock Avenue is one of the best stations for rail fanning on the hole system in my opinion. The station is located between where the Pelham Line exits its tunnel after Hunts Point Avenue (the portal is clearly visible from the station) and where the 6 goes around a sharp curve, over the Sheridan Expressway (I-895), over Amtrak's line to Boston, and over the Bronx River, one of the few real rivers that runs in New York (it's not in or is an estuary like others), and then down to it's normal typical el on Westchester Avenue. The Bridges over the Bronx River is quite high. The station has two side platforms with staircases at the very northern end of the platform which block part of the curves few for taking pictures (you have to be on the Manhattan-bound platform). After the windscreen ends on the Pelham-bound platform you can get a nice picture of trains going down into the tunnels or of trains going over the bridge if you have a good zoom and/or a high mega pixel camera.

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(Whitlock1) Looking down the platform at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (Whitlock2) A platform sign at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (Whitlock3) Looking down the concreat platform at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (Whitlock4) Looking down the platform at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004
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(Whitlock5) Looking down the platfroms and a Manhattan-bound R142A <6> train bypasses Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (Whitlock6) Looking out from the southern end of the Pelham-bound patform at Whitlock Avenue (6). The expressway below is the Sheridan, Amtrak to Boston is to the right of it. Streight ahead is the 6 trains high bridge over the Bronx River with a 6 train curving onto it. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (Whitlock7) An R142 6 train goes over the second curved truss bridge near Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (Whitlock8) A column sign at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004
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(Whitlock9) A staircase down to the mezzanine at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (r142apasstun) Two R-142A 6 trains pass each other on the drop into the tunnel portal with the Sheridan Express rising and curving over in the Background viewed from Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (r142apass) Two R-142A 6 trains pass each other way of in the distance from Whitlock Avenue (6) after going over the river when the el drops down on Westchester Avenue. Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (r142along) A photo of a complete ten car train of R-142A 6 trains going over the Bronx River viewed from Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004  r142alongz-a zoom in on the train
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(r142acurve) A Manhattan-bound express <6> train passes a Pelham-bound 6 Local train on the curve entering Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (r142a7685) A Manhattan-bound R-142 #7685 6 going over the Bridge and beginning to go around the curve at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (r142a76852) A Manhattan-bound R-142A #7685 6 going around the curve at Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004 (r142a76853) A Manhattan-bound express R-142A #7685 6 enters Whitlock Avenue (6). Photo by Jeremiah Cox, 8 November, 2004
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(r142a7511) Manhattan-bound express R-142A #7511 <6> goes around the curve to pass trough Whitlock Avenue (6) (r142a75112) Manhattan-bound express R-142A #7511 <6> passes trough Whitlock Avenue (6) (r142a7550) Pelham bound R-142A #7550 <6> enters Whitlock Avenue (6) (r142a7500) Pelham bound R-142A #7550 <6> enters Whitlock Avenue (6)
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